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Sunday, November 14, 2010

Design Wall Monday

Design Wall Monday on Sunday Evening......because we get to go to Physical Therapy again Monday morning. That means no time for my Monday morning Blogland tour (insert super sad face here) but I never miss DWM entirely so I'll be here later in the day.

What do you get when you have a healing husband with a good book, a rainy weekend and me that really, really wants to sew? You get things on her design wall. Saturday sewing was in spurts, Sunday sewing started in spurts but after all the company was gone, I got to sit down and sew for a couple of uninterrupted hours. And it was bliss.

So on my wall is my finished Christmas wall hanging because I like looking at it. Below that is my version of Moose on the Porch Layer Cake Quilt Along block 1. I decided to use my batik scraps instead of buying a Layer Cake of fabric, so of course my quilt will be very scrappy.

While following my Google followers, I discovered Erika at Quilts 'n Stuff where she is showing a couple really cool looking candle mats. Following her link to the Candle Mat Swap, I found instructions for the candle mat on the bottom. I used one of my packs from Mr. B's Preview Pack Club at Benartex, Inc. called Ariannna. Then I decided to make another candle mat with the remaining charms and leftover pieces like Erika did. Then there were a few more leftover pieces of fabric so I made mug rugs which seem to be all the rage now and so very cute! I picked out a couple fat quarters from the stash and will use them to the backs of the candle mats. That's the plan for this week......wish me luck.

Grab yourself a snack and something to drink--like a nice tall glass of ice water--and go to Judy L's to check out a bunch of fabulous design walls.

13 comments:

Quilting in My Pyjamas said...

Love the candle mats Judy. Those colours are rocking my socks off.

Your design wall has lots on it. Well done.

Diane said...

luv your candle mats too! Hope PT wasn't to bad.

Charlene S said...

I am so glad that you got back into the sewing room. Keep an eye on the DH since healing time is dangerous for husbands. They like to think they can do more than they can. Mine did and now 8 years later he is paying physically for it. Candle mats and mug rugs are so much fun!

Chris said...

Loads of great projects! I can't wait to see the layer cake block 2 tomorrow!

Cathy said...

Such pretty mats. they would look nice on any table, under any candle, or vase, or lamp, or just sitting there all by themselves.

fancystitching said...

WOW! You accomplished a lot in your short time sewing!! And they are all very nice looking projects too. Love the candle mats... great idea for scraps. Keep it up!

Kat

Teaquilts said...

Judy you got a lot done with your schedule as busy as it is. I like using batiks for the jelly roll sampler.

Denise :) said...

I hope the therapy session went well today! The colors on your design wall are so striking! :)

Barb in Mi said...

Hope everything is well on the health PT front! Love to see the different layer cake color options - haven't joined (yet..). And no mugrugs in my house either - I am falling behind the trend! Thanks for getting me up-to-date... The Arianne collection looks beautiful in your minis!

AnnieO said...

That's one very hard working design wall! Looks like lots of ideas swirling around.

Gari said...

Well, you really got goingm didn't you? Love your candlr mats and mug rugs. I gotta make me some of them.

Quilter Kathy said...

Lots of very cool things going on in your quilting room!

kwiltnkats said...

Sounds like you've got great plans for some stocking stuffers! Hoping you have a very productive blissful week.